Food Wars! features a brilliant chef named Erina, who may resemble a number of other anime characters of a similar personality type.
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There’s going to be a food fight! In Shokugeki no Soma, cooking and food are more important than magic or monsters. An upbeat and talented young man who was enrolled at the Totsuki culinary school, Soma Yukihira, is the story’s protagonist. The gifted Erina Nakiri is among the many people he meets there.
Unlike most students, Erina stands out from the crowd. With her God Tongue, Erina is the best in the world at sensing flavor, and she’s honed her skills through rigorous training to become the best chef of her generation. Aside from that, she’s a sweet tsundere type who evolved into Soma’s friend and ally over time. Fans of Food Wars! may recognize Erina’s personality, character arc, and/or skill set from other anime characters.
1. Captain Byakuya Kuchiki Learned To Bend The Rules (Bleach)
In the same vein as Erina Nakiri, Captain Byakuya Kuchiki was born into a wealthy and prestigious family, and he undertook extensive swordsmanship instruction in order to maximize his potential. Byakuya isn’t a horrible guy, although he did play a role in the Soul Society narrative, and he and Ichigo Kurosaki don’t always get along.
Despite his lack of tsundere status, Byakuya has learned to compromise on the law in order to protect the people close to him, even if it means going against the grain. Erina’s courage in facing her father and becoming a rebel chef are both examples of this.
2. Princes Hibana Is Lofty, But She Still Cares For Others (Fire Force)
Captain of the 5th fire force company, Princess Hibana is known more for her study than her combat prowess despite her fearsome flower-shaped talents. To the extent of exploiting people as living seats and stairs, Princess Hibana also likes to look down on others.
But Hibana isn’t a monster; she’s just a little strange and a little overdone. For the sake of Kusakabe, she will try her best to fight back against the white-clad cult and other evil forces. Fans loved her for her tsundere tendencies as well.
3. Chitoge Kirisaki Is A Fierce Tsundere (Nisekoi)
Fans of other tsunderes may recognize Erina Nakiri as a model for their own, especially those who have a tendency to exaggerate their own importance. In addition to being half-American, Chitoge Kirisaki is the daughter of the boss of the Beehive gang, thus she is used to the finer things in life.
Chitoge, like Erina, can be distant and sour-tempered, but she has a good heart and will go to great lengths for a friend. It wasn’t long before she began to trust Raku Ichijo, her fake boyfriend. That’s how Erina Yukihira became friends with Soma Yukihira over time.
4. Taiga Aisaka Is Secretly Vulnerable (Toradora!)
In addition to Chitoge Kirisaki, Taiga Aisaka is a well-known anime tsundere, even more so than her. In high school, Taiga is referred to as the “palm-top tiger” because of her small stature but fearsome demeanor, and she’s also known to carry a wooden sword. You don’t mess with her.
On the exterior, Taiga appears harsh and aloof, but as a real tsundere, she has a tender side that she is willing to exhibit to those she trusts. When it comes to their personal lives, Erina and Taiga are both concerned about their ties with their dictatorial fathers.
5. Nino Nakano Slowly Warmed Up To Futaro (The Quintessential Quintuplets)
The Nakano quintuplets’ new tutor, Futaro Uesugi, was initially met with animosity by Nino Nakano, the second-oldest of the five. Typical of the tsundere genre, Nino initially only showed compassion to her four younger sisters, and even then, it was tempered.
Since Futaro’s arrival, the relationship between the two of them has evolved from a tense one to one that relies more on each other’s strengths than their differences. This is comparable to Erina’s story with Soma in terms of character development.
6. Misaki Ayuzawa Is Responsible & Tough (Maid-Sama!)
Maid-Sama! heroine Misaki Ayuzawa is also the president of her school’s student council and a part-time employee at a maid café. She is a tough-talking tsundere. Takumi Usui’s tumultuous relationship with Misaki Usui further adds to her already-heavy workload.
The harsh yet fair Misaki demands the best from herself and others, just like Erina. Despite the fact that Misaki is poor compared to Erina’s affluent lifestyle, the two girls have a lot in common and could get along well if they met. Erina, on the other hand, would be appalled by Misaki’s shoddy culinary talents.
7. Azazel Ameri Is High & Mighty But Still Cares (Welcome To Demon School, Iruma-Kun!)
Anime’s student council presidents aren’t all as powerful as Misaki’s. In addition to Misaki, there’s Azazel Ameri, a young demon with a lot on her plate. Demon student and Iruma Suzuki fan, she is one of Babyls’ most intelligent and brilliant demon students, but she has a crush on the isekai hero.
The “commoner” lifestyle had never occurred to Ameri, like it had to Erina. Even if this has gotten the better of her, she still has a tsundere streak and can appreciate what ordinary people like Iruma can do.
8. Momo Yaoyorozu Is Talented & Cares For Others (My Hero Academia)
Erina Nakiri and Momo Yaoyorozu don’t get along because of Momo Yaoyorozu’s lack of tsundere behavior and family trouble. Totsuki and U.A. are both excellent, specialized schools, and this pair of girls attends both of them.
Both Momo and Erina are bright and accomplished students at the top of their classes who are unafraid to stand up for what they believe in, no matter the cost. Erina defied her father to protect the freedom of all Totsuki students, and Momo is willing to put her life on the line to battle evil.
9. Lucy Heartfilia Was At Odds With Her Father (Fairy Tail)
Erina Nakiri may be a tsundere and a chef, but Lucy Heartfilia has some traits with both of them. With their fathers at odds, they were both born into aristocratic families. The life of an aristocrat wasn’t for Lucy, so she fled away from home, disobeying her father Jude and setting out on her own.
After her father’s death, Lucy forgave him and found solace in the new friends she made at the Fairy Tail guild. While living in the Polar Star dorm, Erina acquired numerous new friends who taught her the importance of friendship over riches and tradition.
10. Katarina Claes Is A Reformed Villainess (My Next Life As A Villainess)
For Katarina Claes, the protagonist of an otome game, the goal is not only to save herself from her own death, but also to prevent her from becoming the story’s antagonist. Erina Nakiri and Katarina Nakiri both come from powerful and influential families, but they prefer to be known by their own deeds.
Befriending the commoners and laboring in the garden with her own two hands, Katarina Claes regularly breaks upper-class standards and expectations. Despite the fact that she frequently clashes with her self-obsessed mother, it’s a little price to pay to make the world a better place.